Published 12:23 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Birthday wishes to: March 14: Danika ‘Nikki’ Mapunda, Roanoke, daughter of Bylinda Clark and Standley Roberts; March 22: Edna Gee Spencer, Charlotte Court House; Shenika Gee, Kataleen, Georgia; March 25: Ernest Jones, Drakes Branch; Marcus Friend, Drakes Branch; Sakina Williams, Charlotte Court House; March 26: Tracy Spencer, Charlotte Court House; Marques Spencer, Cumberland. Wishing all of you many more happy birthdays. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. Hopes all of you are well soon, up and about. You are all in our prayers.
Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.
Thought for the week — A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.
We must always have old memories and young hope. Memories are not as brilliant as hope, but they are more beautiful, and a thousand times more true. A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at